"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage."- Roald Dahl
Dear parents and guardians, At the end of first quarter, students set new book reading goals. Many students still struggle to analyze while they read, so the start of second quarter is a focus on reading. Students have been paired with a book they chose. Together they will set their reading schedule, discuss the book, and analyze it together. Each day, I will have mini-lessons that help them slow down to think as they read. Each mini-lesson will as the students to practice what they learned in a jot right after I show it. The students should be reading two books - an independent one and the team book.
While reading the team book, they will collect new, unfamiliar and interesting words. They are only required to collect five per week, but they can collect more.
The class will also work on challenging texts as a class and read independently nonfiction article that require them to prepare for discussion each week.
Last week, many big projects were completed, so I will be updating grades as soon as I can complete reading all of the literature essays. Students are allowed to re-write their essays, and I require anyone who receives below 75% to redo it.
Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions.
Sincerely, Mrs. Becky Leffler GMSS seventh grade language arts email: email@example.com homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com